Why can't i access /dev/dsp or /dev/snd on my XO
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
znmeb at cesmail.net
Tue Jan 22 21:17:19 EST 2008
> On 22 Jan 2008, at 3:43, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
>> By the way -- as far as microtonal and xentonal and "world music
>> are concerned, MIDI's pitch bends are an awkward hack. Serious
>> *microtonal* algocompsynth practitioners either have to spend time
>> working around MIDI or use something else.
> My worry is that a lot of the communities these machines will go to,
> will want to perform microtonal and xentonal music, but are a long
> way from being algocompsynth practitioners, and the MIDI tweaking
> involved is, well, lets say "non-trivial"... I saw Csound (presumably
> wrapped by TamTam or *something*) as the way to enable that facility
> transparently. Perhaps I am too optimistic?
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Let's get our own mailing list -- or appoint a "curator of world music"
on the Wiki. I am on the "tuning at yahoogroups.com" mailing list, which
has the experts on xen/microtonality, world scales, etc. But as far as I
know I'm the only one there with an XO.
Let me see if I can get "scala" (the musical scale analysis program, not
the programming language) up and running on my XO. That's pretty much
required if you want to deal with world scales.
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